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Credit rating upgrades at a decade’s high in April-September

  • Unlike the first wave, businesses faced limited supply-side disruptions during the second wave of the pandemic as companies remained operational, adapting to the new normal, said experts.
Companies saw an improvement in their ratings from three credit rating agencies.(iStock)
Companies saw an improvement in their ratings from three credit rating agencies.(iStock)
Published on Oct 02, 2021 07:01 AM IST
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By Nasrin Sultana, Shayan Ghosh, Mumbai

China tightens scrutiny over credit rating industry

  • The rules will shift more burden on rating agencies, and "guide them to see reputation as the basis of their very existence"
FILE PHOTO: Investors stand in front of an electronic board showing stock information on the first trading day after the week-long Lunar New Year holiday at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China, February 15, 2016. China stocks opened more than 2 percent lower on Monday, as they played catch-up with bearish global markets after the week-long Lunar New Year holiday. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Investors stand in front of an electronic board showing stock information on the first trading day after the week-long Lunar New Year holiday at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China, February 15, 2016. China stocks opened more than 2 percent lower on Monday, as they played catch-up with bearish global markets after the week-long Lunar New Year holiday. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 28, 2021 03:53 PM IST
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Reuters | , Beijing

Sebi asks agencies to rate all firms

At present ratings can be withdrawn only if a bank issues a no objection certificate or if the instrument/ loan has been assigned a ‘D’ or default rating.
Rating agencies want to withdraw ratings of firms whose issuances are not backed by enough data.
Rating agencies want to withdraw ratings of firms whose issuances are not backed by enough data.
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 07:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Jayshree P Upadhyay

Bajaj Finance FD offers guaranteed returns up to 8.05%

With a customer base of more than 2.22 lakh, Bajaj Finance is one of the most trusted FD issuers.
In times where market volatilities make it tough for you to project your gains, protecting your capital becomes paramount.(Bajaj Finserv)
In times where market volatilities make it tough for you to project your gains, protecting your capital becomes paramount.(Bajaj Finserv)
Updated on Mar 28, 2020 12:56 PM IST
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Invest in FD now before interest rates fall

In 2019, investments by Indians in mutual funds dropped by a whopping 41%.
Amid speculations about the reduction in rates for government savings schemes, fixed deposit comes across as a lucrative option for risk-averse investors seeking assured returns.(Bajaj Finserv)
Amid speculations about the reduction in rates for government savings schemes, fixed deposit comes across as a lucrative option for risk-averse investors seeking assured returns.(Bajaj Finserv)
Published on Feb 26, 2020 06:00 PM IST
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The budget must dispel the people’s doubts

Explaining the rationale underpinning the government’s choices will help increase trust and belief in its plans
The strong mandate received by the ruling party would indicate that the efforts made towards basic provisions and financial inclusion were successful(ANI)
The strong mandate received by the ruling party would indicate that the efforts made towards basic provisions and financial inclusion were successful(ANI)
Updated on Jan 20, 2020 08:05 PM IST
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By Govind Sankaranarayanan

Where should you invest for guaranteed returns?

Bajaj Finance Fixed Deposit prioritises convenience and safety of investment, in addition to handsome returns.
Fixed deposits are your best bet, as they are stable and offer yields that are unaffected by volatility.(Bajaj Finserv)
Fixed deposits are your best bet, as they are stable and offer yields that are unaffected by volatility.(Bajaj Finserv)
Updated on Nov 07, 2019 11:52 AM IST
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SEBI’s efforts are good but reforming India’s bond markets is a big ask

Tightening regulations for credit rating agencies will not be adequate to solve the problems of the bond market.
After the sudden and sharp downgrade of IL&FS bonds in September 2018, SEBI, the securities regulator, introduced new, tighter norms for credit rating agencies.(REUTERS)
After the sudden and sharp downgrade of IL&FS bonds in September 2018, SEBI, the securities regulator, introduced new, tighter norms for credit rating agencies.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 13, 2019 07:56 AM IST
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By Ila Patnaik

House panel raps rating agencies for not anticipating IL&FS situation

Earlier this week, members of the standing committee on finance met representatives from credit rating agencies and ministry officials to discuss the functioning of the agencies.
The panel wants the government to end the practice of agencies getting paid by the companies that want credit ratings, a business model that has often come under criticism.(Mint)
The panel wants the government to end the practice of agencies getting paid by the companies that want credit ratings, a business model that has often come under criticism.(Mint)
Updated on Feb 08, 2019 09:39 AM IST
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